Feng Shui for Commercial Spaces – 5 Areas That Need Your Attention

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Decluttering, Feng Shui, Furniture, Interior Design, Lighting, Office Design on November 18, 2017

What’s the Feng Shui of Your Space? Whether it’s where you live or where you work, setting up a space that provides support, peace and inspiration is a necessity. By adjusting design and décor based on Feng Shui principles,...

Keys to Positive First Impressions in Commercial Design: Artwork

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Interior Design on September 15, 2017

Artwork: the SOUL of a space First impressions of a place are made in seconds. You only have brief moments to wow and entice prospective renters, whether they’re touring the space or looking at photos online. Set your commercial...

Keys to Positive First Impressions in Commercial Design: Color

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Interior Design on June 23, 2017

How do you want the space to feel? Positive first impressions of a building are based on feelings – when people enter they have an immediate reaction as to whether they want to linger or leave. Color has the...

Keys to Positive First Impressions in Commercial Design: Lighting

Posted in Commercial Design, Interior Design, Lighting on May 16, 2017

Do you want renters? First impressions of a building and its amenities have a big impact on whether people decide to rent from you or not. People are attracted to buildings that not only look good, but feel good...

Design Tip – Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Metals

Posted in Accessories, Art, Color, Commercial Design, Flooring, Furniture, Home Design, Interior Design, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on July 15, 2016

By Julie Ann Segal As an interior designer, I’m commonly asked, “Is it ok to mix metals?” And my answer is, “Of course! As long as they’re balanced in the room.” Some people think that is an interior design...

Get the Color Just Right: Painting A Home’s Exterior

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Home Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on June 8, 2016

Before, this multi-unit Victorian home in the Uptown area of Minneapolis was looking worse for the wear. The company that manages it, GreMar Apartments, contacted us to help them select colors for new paint to freshen it up. Victorian-style...

An Easy Way to Find Artwork for Your Home or Office

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Office Design, Residential Design, Uncategorized on November 24, 2015

By Julie Ann Segal What do you have on your walls? Does your art reflect who you are, or what’s important to you? If they’re bare, what’s stopping you from displaying something that makes you smile? As an interior...

Navigator, Lake Minnetonka Lifestyle Magazine Feature

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, News, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 17, 2015

Recently, I was interviewed and featured by Navigator, which was exciting press, and I was honored to be included. If you’re not familiar with it, Navigator is a lifestyle magazine local to the Lake Minnetonka area. They also shared...

2015 Las Vegas Market Finds

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Dining Tables, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Residential Design, Uncategorized on January 21, 2015

We didn’t have much luck playing slots, but lots of luck with new discoveries and connections at the 2015 Las Vegas Market! In two days, Lisa Gambiana and I scoured all three buildings, 5,000,000 square feet of furniture and...

New Website! With Interior Design Resources, Art & Feng Shui

Posted in Art, Color, Commercial Design, Decluttering, Featured Artists, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, Lifestyle, News, Residential Design, Uncategorized on September 15, 2014

CHANGE YOUR SPACE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE Minneapolis, September 15, 2014 – After 20+ years in business, local interior design firm president Julie Ann Segal announces the firm’s name change, from Metropolitan Interiors to Metro Interiors, and the fully redesigned...

Metro Interiors Newsletter – 3 Reasons to Subscribe

Posted in Art, Commercial Design, Feng Shui, Home Design, Interior Design, News, Residential Design, Uncategorized on October 9, 2012

Does the Metro Interiors newsletter come to your inbox? Since 2008, the Metro Interiors quarterly newsletter has been providing subscribers with information they can use and enjoy – design advice, before & afters, news about the firm, special offers...

What We’re Working On: Apartment Complex Party Room

Posted in Commercial Design, Flooring, Furniture, Interior Design, Lifestyle, Lighting, Uncategorized on September 13, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal Remember this photo we shared in August, of the carpet we’d selected for an apartment party room design? Things have been moving along nicely on this project; we still have a few fabrics and finishes to choose,...

Winning Condo Hallway Redesign Concept

Posted in Color, Commercial Design, Flooring, Interior Design, Uncategorized, Wall Coverings on September 7, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal Remember this hallway “Before” photo we shared on Facebook back in July? Drab, worn, dated – uninspiring? It’s in a large condominium complex in Edina. We created three material boards with different design concepts to revitalize...

What We’re Working On: Contemporary Apartment Design

Posted in Art, Color, Commercial Design, Uncategorized on July 19, 2012

By Julie Ann Segal We’re continuing work on transforming a brand new, empty apartment into a sophisticated place to call home. The unit is in the new 1800 Lake Street Apartments across from Lake Calhoun. To fit the unit’s...